Author Thomas Hatsis Discusses His New Book, Psychedelic Mystery Traditions
Author Thomas Hatsis Discusses His New Book, Psychedelic Mystery Traditions: Spirit Plants, Magical Plants, and Ecstatic States. Thomas Hatsis is a historian of psychedelia, witchcraft, magic, pagan religions, alternative Christianities, and the cultural intersection of those areas, who holds a master’s degree in history from Queens College. The author of The Witches’ Ointment, he runs psychedelicwitch.com, a site dedicated to promoting the latest and best information pertaining to the Psychedelic Renaissance. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Hatsis shows how psychedelics have been an integral part of the human experience since Neolithic times and describes how different peoples in the Western world, including ancient priestesses, Christian Gnostics, alchemists, wise-women, and Victorian magicians, utilized sacred psychedelic plants and entheogens for divination, sex magic, communication with gods, and more.
Jason Shares His Personal Spiritual Experience While Under Anesthesia
Have you ever wondered about what awaits us when we cross over? Have you ever dealt with a health scare where you go through a complex series of emotions and fear the future? In September 2018, I was diagnosed with Stage One Kidney Cancer while undergoing a routine CT scan. When I was first diagnosed with Cancer, I was emotionally numb about it. I felt that I would get through this bout of it since it was Stage One. I minimized it and its impact on my current life. Then I had a cryoblast/cryosurgery procedure to remove the cancer tumor from my right kidney on September 26, 2018. As I awaited the results from the surgery a complex series of emotions that were previously bottled up within me started to emerge. I felt so lucky and fortunate that I caught this tumor in its earliest stage. However, I also had a sense of guilt about those who are not as fortunate and who have a much more difficult struggle. Even now when I think back to the past few weeks, I have not fully processed the full impact of my individual experience. I have a great deal of gratitude for those who have been increbily concerned and supportive for me.
On Thursday, November 1, 2018, I underwent a routine colonoscopy and endoscopy as I prepare for my next surgery. While under anesthesia, I had what I believe to be a significant spiritual experience. I believe that I might have captured a glimpse of what awaits us on the other side. I feel strongly that I encountered my deceased grandparents and other family members who reassured me and provided me with information to relay back to my mother and others in family. Most importantly, I experienced Unconditional Love in its purest form and it was powerful and healing. In this special episode, I wanted to share this experience with you and I hope that you enjoy it.
Dr. Carlo Maley Discusses Evolution/Nature's Role In Possibly Curing Cancer
Jason interviews Dr. Carlo Maley on the ways that Nature has already beaten cancer. Dr. Maley received his Ph.D. from MIT in computer science (computational biology) in 1998 working with Rodney Brooks and Michael Donoghue (at Harvard at the time), his M.Sc. Zoology (evolutionary theory) from University of Oxford in 1993 working with W.D. Hamilton, and his B.A. in computer science and psychology from Oberlin College in 1991. He went on to hold faculty positions at the Wistar Institute (2005-2010) and the University of California San Francisco (2010-2015) before joining Arizona State University in 2015.
Maley is a Renowned Cancer Biologist, Evolutionary Biologist, and Computational Biologist. Maley will discuss the findings from his TedxTalks Event: "How Nature Has Already Beat Cancer." (TEDxASU), published on 5/22/16. Jason looks forward to interviewing Dr. Maley about his research which describes Twelve Examples of Animals Who Have Beat Cancer Through Evolution including such animals such as the elehpant, rhinocerous, giraffe, water buffalo, indian bison, polar bears and others.
Maley's team applies evolutionary and ecological theory to three problems in cancer: (1) Neoplastic progression: the evolutionary dynamics among cells of a tumor that drive progression from normal tissue to malignant cancers, (2) Acquired therapeutic resistance: the evolutionary dynamics by which our therapies select for resistance and we fail to cure cancer, and (3) the evolution of cancer suppression mechanisms in large, long-lived animals like elephants and whales (a problem called Peto’s Paradox). They use genomic data mining, phylogenetics, computational modeling, as well as wet lab techniques to solve these problems. In all of this work, their goals are to develop better methods to prevent cancer and improve cancer management.
Jason Interviews Author Ellen Evert Hopman about The Real Witches of New England
Jason Interviews Renowned Author Ellen Evert Hopman about The Real Witches of New England: History, Lore & Modern Practice. Weaving together history, sacred lore, modern practice, and the voices of today’s witches, Ellen Evert Hopman offers a new, deeper perspective on American witchcraft and its ancient pagan origins. Beginning with the “witch hysteria” that started in Europe and spread to the New World, Hopman explores the witch hunts, persecutions, mass hysteria, and killings, concluding that between forty and sixty thousand women and men were executed as witches. Combining records of known events with moving interviews with their descendants, she shares the stories of 13 New England witches persecuted during the witch trials, including Tituba and Mary Bliss Parsons, the Witch of Northhampton. Despite the number of false accusations during the witch hysteria in the New England colonies, Hopman reveals how there were practicing witches during that time and describes the positive role witches played in rural communities until the dawn of the industrial age. Her book includes in-depth interviews with 25 modern witchcraft practitioners, interwoven with practical information on the sacred calendar, herb lore, spells, and magical practices. New England has long been associated with witches. And while the Salem witch trials happened long ago, the prejudices and fears engendered by the witchcraft hysteria still live on in our culture. Emerging from their insights is a treasure trove of practical information on the sacred calendar, herb lore, spells, and magical practices. Bringing together past and present, Hopman reveals what it really means to be a “witch,” redefining the label with dignity and spiritual strength.
Special Guest Tamara Westwood: Host of the Podcast- Illuminations Media Network
Jason Interviews Special Guest Tamara Westwood, a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist & Host of the Illuminations Media Network, Tamara's Podcast for over ten years. Tamara holds a degree in Psychology, is a certified clinical Hypnotherapist registered with the state of Washington, a certified Law of Attraction Coach, Iridologist, and New Body Herbal consultant. As executive producer/host of the Illuminations Media Network, Tamara has enjoyed a decade of interviewing hundreds of authors, artists, and entrepreneurs, who are making a notable difference on the planet. The IM network is Internet-based; podcast in the iTunes store, Blogtalk Radio, Spreaker, Player Fm, Youtube, and several other platforms. In her private practice, she focuses on the mental, physical and emotional bodies, with an intuitive flair. With 6000 plus private sessions, hundreds of group presentations, and numerous radio appearances, Tamara uses her skills to balance the mind, body, and soul, through appreciation and care of the entire being. Tamara’s Beyond Hypnosis modalities empower her clients to heal past wounds and to embrace future potentiality with a fresh outlook. As a Certified Specialist in Hypnosis and Childbirth and Pre and Post Surgery Hypnosis Tamara is a great partner for those facing two of life’s the most stressful events. Join Jason and Tamara as they discuss various topics involving spirituality.